Effect of olive leaf (Olea europea L.) extracts on protein and lipid oxidation of long-term frozen n-3 fatty acids-enriched pork patties
Our previous study has demonstrated the protective effects of olive leaf extracts on the oxidation of pork patties from n-3 fatty acid-enriched meat during refrigerated storage. The target of the present study was to examine these effects during frozen storage. Results showed that frozen storage accelerated (P. =. 0.05) both lipid and protein oxidation in pork patties, but an addition of olive leaf extract at 200. mg gallic acid equivalent/kg improved sensory attributes by delaying oxidation of lipids (reduction (P. =. 0.05) of conjugated dienes, hydroperoxides and malondialdehyde), and of proteins (reduction (P. =. 0.05) of protein carbonyls and inhibition (P. =. 0.05) of the decrease of protein sulfhydryls). © 2014.